The “Boss Era” begins as Kenny Cross signs with XFC

The “Boss Era” has begun in the Hexagon.

At least that’s what 25-year-old Michigan hammer Kenny “The Boss” Cross says, less than 24 hours after signing an exclusive, long-term agreement with Xtreme Fighting Championships.

Cross is coming off a dominant win in Las Vegas, one of five straight impressive victories for the Lights Out Championships titleist. Cross boasts a record of 11-3, with all but one of his wins coming by stoppage.

“I’m the most exciting fighter on the planet, whether you’ve seen me fight or not,” Cross says after a training session. “Whether you love me or hate me, bet on me or bet against me, you’re not gonna miss my fights.”

Cross is the first fighter signed to the XFC for its relaunch in the United States. He’ll showcase his skills in the XFC Lightweight Championship Tournament, starting against a to-be-determined opponent on Nov. 11 in Atlanta, LIVE on NBC Sports Network.

Being the first fighter signed to the XFC roster is no small thing for Cross. He’s embracing the spotlight — and the accompanying pressure.

“There’s nothing I love more than when all eyes are on me, and you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders,” he says, smiling. “If I lose, everything I’ve worked so hard for will be taken away. I thrive on that. Nobody performs better under pressure than me.”

So what can XFC fans expect Nov. 11 on NBC Sports Network?

“I’m going to dominate, 100-percent, and I’m going to expose the fighter in front of me,” he says. “This is my house, and I’m not going anywhere.”